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TheJournal.ie Big Quiz of 2017

How much can you remember?

IT’S THAT TIME of year again.

We ask you what you remember and you get frustrated by things that happened a long time ago.

As the year got underway, a minister was knocked off their bike and injured. Which minister?
Michael Creed
Richard Bruton

Paschal Donohoe
Denis Naughten
The Trump presidency started with which pronouncement by Sean Spicer?
"Even Hitler didn't use chemical weapons."
"This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration – period."

"The nominee for Secretary of the Navy will take the job." (He didn't.)
"I like Saturday Night Live. The President does not."
On 3 January, the INMO announced a record number on trolleys in Ireland. What was that number?
575
612

659
706
To whom did Dublin City Council vote to give the Freedom of Dublin to in February?
Chris Hadfield
The Obamas

Hillary Clinton
Colin Farrell
The half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un was assassinated. Where?
Japan
China

South Korea
Malaysia
The government survived a Sinn Féin motion of no confidence in February. Why were Sinn Féin calling for resignations?
The Budget
Government refusal to hold a referendum on the Eighth Amendment

The handling of the Maurice McCabe affair
Homelessness levels rising
March saw the crash of Rescue 116 claim the lives of four Coast Guard members. Near which Mayo heliport did it come down?
Blacksod
Achill

Belmullet
Castlebar
Martin McGuinness died in Derry. What age was he?
58
61

63
66
George Osborne took over as editor of which paper in March, sparking anger?
The Independent
The Evening Standard

The Mail on Sunday
Metro
In April the US launched an attack on an air base in Syria over a suspected chemical weapons attack. Where was it later revealed Donald Trump was when he ordered the strikes?
In bed
At his golf club in Florida

On a yacht
On Air Force One
The government said it would not oppose a bill from senators that would end what?
The ban on a dual mandate
The restricted dog breed list

The ban on Good Friday alcohol sales
Speed limits on motorways
The US dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb of all time on Afghanistan. What is its codename?
Tall boy
Chaosbringer

Mother of all bombs
Doomsday
Who is this man addressing the Dáil in May?
Jean Claude Trichet
Emmanuel Macron

Jean Claude Juncker
Michel Barnier
Computers across the UK and Ireland were hit by ransomware. What was it called?
Wannadie
Wannacry

Wannafly
Wannabuy
In May, flight chaos was caused by an airline suffering a computer issue. Which airline?
Ryanair
United Airlines

British Airways
Qantas
Leo Varadkar become Taoiseach in June. On what date was he appointed by President Michael D Higgins?
2 June
13 June

14 June
17 June
Theresa May suffered an electoral upset in June's general election. How many seats did the Conservatives lose?
100
13

68
45
The Grenfell Tower officially claimed 70 lives in June. Which London borough council owned the block?
Westminster
Kensington and Chelsea

Ealing
Hammersmith and Fulham
What job did this man get in July?
Chief Justice of Ireland
Garda Ombudsman

Minister for Jobs
Garda Commissioner
122 UN members voted for a treaty in July that prohibits what?
Animal testing
Nuclear weapons

CFCs
Drilling the Arctic
Amazon's Jeff Bezos briefly became the world's richest man in July when the company's stock surged. What figure did his wealth pass?
$100 billion
$90 billion

$80 billion
$70 billion
North Korea spent August riling the US about which island?
American Samoa
Hawaii

Guam
Puerto Rico
Flooding hit Donegal in August after a heavy storm. How many soldiers were sent to help out?
300
3

30
3,000
What is Donald Trump looking at here in August?
An American flag
A US Air Force display

Trump Tower
The sun
In September Ireland announced we would pay back €5.5 billion worth of bailout money early. Who didn't get repaid?
The UK
The IMF

Sweden
Denmark
Noirín O'Sullivan stepped down as Garda Commissioner in September. What's her (acting) replacement's name?
John Twomey
Dónall O'Cualáin

Finbarr O'Brien
Pat Leahy
Dublin won another All-Ireland football final. Whose kick decided it, despite a flying GPS tracker?
James McCarthy
Bernard Brogan

Stephen Cluxton
Dean Rock
An ex-hurricane battered Ireland and caused three deaths in October. What was it called?
Brian
Ophelia

Margaret
Irma
Ibrahim Halawa arrived home after four years in an Egyptian jail. What Dublin suburb is he from?
Blackrock
Dun Laoghaire

Templeogue
Firhouse
A pair of exposés on Harvey Weinstein uncover a pattern of sexual misconduct. Which actor's son wrote one of the stories?
Meryl Streep
Glenn Close

Mia Farrow
Goldie Hawn
Gerry Adams announced he will stand down as Sinn Féin President. Where did he make the announcement?
The INEC
The RDS

The Slieve Russell Hotel
The Convention Centre
Frances Fitzgerald stepped down as Tánaiste in November. But what ministry did she also quit?
Justice
Transport, Tourism and Sport

Business, Enterprise and Innovation
Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
How did Prince Harry propose to his future wife Meghan Markle?
In bed
Over a roast chicken

In Botswana
In front of the queen
The Luas Cross City came on stream in December. Which of these is not a stop?
Cabra
Broombridge

O'Connell Lower
Dominick
Six Garda stations will reopen, it was announced. Which isn't one?
Stepaside, Dublin
Rush, Dublin

Leighlinbridge, Carlow
Termonfeckin, Louth

Donard, Wicklow
Bawnboy, Cavan

Ballinspittle, Cork
A group of ministers attended the Dublin premiere of the new Star Wars film. What's it called?
The Force Awakens
Porg Life

Rogue One
The Last Jedi
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